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DSU faculty and grad students present at DSS Conference

March 3, 2022

Last month, several Dakota State University faculty and graduate students shared research at South Dakota State University’s Data Science Symposium (DSS).

DSS is a premier conference with presenters and attendees from across the nation, said Dr. Dorine Bennett, Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems (BIS). “It gives DSU the opportunity to showcase what we offer.”

Faculty and students networked with others in the industry to develop their research agendas or career plans, Bennett said. “Several graduate students attended the conference to make presentations or share their research through posters, and this provided them experience in professional conferences that will serve them well in the future.”

As an invited speaker at the symposium, Dr. David Zeng shared his research through externally funded grants he conducts as director of the Center for Business Analytics Research (CBAR) Lab.

CBAR works with businesses and organizations to research and develop solutions that will help meet their business needs and assist technology professionals by leveraging data and enhancing data-driven decision-making processes.

In addition to speaking, Zeng also chaired a session on tools for data. “It feels great to have the opportunity to introduce my students and research assistants, and their expertise and research, to the data science community and region,” he said.

“I also appreciate the opportunity to promote our data science related programs offered by the College of BIS including a data analytics certificate, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Science in Analytics, and PhD in Information Systems.”

Another enjoyable aspect of this conference for Zeng is the opportunity to meet online students from his classes. He always wears his white baseball cap at the conference so students can find him and say hello.

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